1 We thank you, God almighty,
for our salvation won,
and for that faithful woman,
the mother of your son.
For Mary's true obedience,
in answer to your call,
we thank you, God almighty,
her faith inspires us all.

2 We thank you, God almighty,
that, virgin at Christ's birth,
she was upheld by Joseph,
her husband here on earth.
And yet, through pain and sorrow,
her heart pierced by her loss,
we thank you, God almighty,
she stood beside the cross.

3 We thank you, God almighty,
despite her deepest grief,
she saw her risen Saviour,
you honoured her belief.
And so, that virgin mother,
most favoured of our race,
awaits with us his coming,
when all shall see your face.

Michael Saward (born 1932)
© Michael Saward/Jubilate Hymns Ltd.
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